Tesla Personal Delivery thoughts

Tesla Personal Delivery thoughts

This thread could be a place to share thoughts and ideas about what we hope Tesla Personal Delivery could be. How about:

(a) delivered with license plate(s) or temporary sticker? Will the front license plate be installed (or not, as "would make us smile") as part of the TPD?

(b) how large a fleet of delivery trailers they will need? Could be quite a few if most of the 2012 5k/ 2013 20k owners choose TPD. The logistics here seem significant.

(c) how long would you expect to spend on your TPD? Training for the owner and spouse, obviously. Who else?

(d) where would you have your TPD that would "make you smile"?

prash.saka | August 20, 2012

@Rod and Barbara, thanks for my side too. Your comments are very helpful.

~ Prash.

DarrellH | August 20, 2012

Thanks Rod and Barbara. That helps us with the start of our list (though it may be completely done already thanks to you two!). You are extremely helpful and enlightening.

Soflauthor | August 21, 2012

Many thanks for your list, Rod and Barbara. I've taken the liberty of adapting and extending it. I think some of the items I note will be answered long before I take delivery (in about 7 - 10 weeks), but for now, I'd like to go through all of them when my Model S is delivered. I'm assuming that a full owner's manual (pdf) will not be available prior to my delivery.

Here's my initial list (with a hat-tip to R&B):

Questions -- Model S Delivery

• What items that are “standard” and have not been included with this delivery?
o How will I be notified when they are available?
o How will they be installed in the vehicle?
• Test our NEMA 14-50 circuit to be sure that it is operational relative to the Model S
o Provide guidance on charging.
o Discuss display setting and options for charging
• Connect the Model S to our Wifi network and ensure that signal strength is adequate for updates, etc.
• Connect our iPhones to the model S system via Bluetooth.
o Are our individual contacts lists downloadable.
If so, pls. initiate.
o Please provide a brief tutorial on the phone system.
o How do I access digital output of iPhone apps (e.g.,Pandora)?
• Need demo of all functionality in steering wheel thumb switches
o Phone controls
o Audio/music controls
o Other?
• Is the nav system in this car fully operational?
o Please provide a brief tutorial on the nav system and it use.
• Provide a demo of the cruise control functionality. What displays/status information is provided and where can I display it?
• Program Homelink for both garage doors.
• How do I modify the displays that appear next to the speedometer? What options do I have?
• How do I display rear view camera video while I’m driving?
o Are there guide lines displayed for back-up trajectory?
o If yes, how are they enabled, if optional?
• Have any software updates been issued that have not been installed on this Model S?
o If yes, please initiate installation now.
o How can I determine the Version number of my Model S software?
• Can you show us how to use “valet” mode relative to the key fob and display settings?
• Are any key fob settings programmable, and if so, how is that done?
• Is the pano roof sunshade installed?
o If so, pls. demonstrate use.
o Can I put additional tinting on the interior of the pano glass, if it is required?
• Is a full digital user manual installed in this version of the software.
o If not, when can we expect it?
• When can we expect the smartphone (iPhone, Android) app?
• Is there a vehicle management report (charge history, mileage data, etc.) that I can access via the display?
• Is there a “trip computer” functionality that displays miles to destination, time to destination based on current rolling average speed, etc.
• How is vehicle status information displayed (e.g., tire pressure warning)?
• What is the best way to clean smudges on the display? Does the car come with a recommended cleaning cloth?
• How does Tesla intend to communicate directly with owners? Via email? Via the in-car display? How regularly will such communication occur?
• What options are available for Tesla to track this vehicle? Can they be disabled on demand? What data are automatically transmitted back to Tesla for analysis?

Brian H | August 21, 2012

very thoughtful! Surprised you didn't ask about updates etc. on the "Opp-Cons", tho'. ;)

One typo: "and it use" → and its use.

Soflauthor | August 21, 2012

@Brian H: "One typo: "and it use" → and its use"

I noticed that but was too lazy to post a correction. For the thousandth time, we need an edit feature.

BTW, I've worked with a lot of copy editors in my time, and you top them all :)

Robert22 | August 21, 2012

I agreee.

Brian H | August 22, 2012

Did it professionally online for many years on computer articles, and for diverse papers from university students, many foreign. Often including suggested section re-writes, etc. The deeply embedded reactions are hard to suppress!